Scenes from Luang Prabang
Laos
A typical street in what passes for "downtown"
Luang Prabang.  The lack of traffic made this a
pedestrian paradise, especially after Vietnam.
In between photographing the temples, I went looking for
the most mellow house in Luang Prabang.  The clear winner.
Atop the largest hill in Luang Prabang is a small
temple, where I ran into this monk.  He asked me
for a cigarette, which was a surprise.  This led to a
conversation in English which is part of the video.
Three other monks were enjoying the view.  Down below
is Luang Prabang, a small human intrusion surrounded
by trees and mountains.  You can also see a branch of
the Mekong River which borders on Luang Prabang.
I used this location to properly photograph one of the
multi-tiered temples from above.  Five roofs by my count.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip by clicking
on:
Ho Asked Me to Go